aelf, a multi-chain network and blockchain for business today released its anticipated testnet results, following a successful launch that lay the groundwork for customizable, blockchain-based commercial solutions.
The initial testnet achieved 15,000 transactions per second (TPS), which is an important development in the commercialized application of public chains.
The results highlighted three key differentiators to both 2.0 and 3.0 networks already developed and in development: Speed, scalability, and replicability of the testnet.
“These results are not only a cause for celebration for aelf and its community but also a promising sign for enterprises looking to integrate blockchain into their commercial practices. Addressing scalability has been the most hotly-debated issue in the blockchain industry for the past 12 months, and running a testnet that successfully demonstrates the viability of parallel processing, and the speed and volume at which a network can handle thousands of transactions, is one of the most exciting developments we have witnessed this year.”
The testnet is a key milestone that showcases the progress in aelf’s plan to promote commercial adoption of blockchain before the launch of its mainnet in Q1 2019, when enterprise-focused blockchain projects will be able to fully function and customize their own solutions on aelf.
“aelf’s superior design and plans for its technology drew me to the project in its early days. The outstanding, preliminary results of its testnet only strengthen my belief in aelf as a blockchain-for-business trailblazer in a very noisy space.”
All codes, environments, and procedures are available on GitHub for the public to test and replicate the results, representing a further key difference in the way aelf ran the testnet.
Chen added: “This is an exciting first step for the aelf network as a whole. Parallel processing coupled with the cluster nodes is one of the core components for our system that differentiates our approach to scalability and high performance from others. One of the most fundamental values of aelf is its ability to continue to scale in performance just by adding more computers to each node without having to upgrade the pre-existing hardware. There is much more room for us to optimize and increase the performance of the network in the future. I believe what we revealed today is the demonstration of this very potential. Our next step is to work with the community to test end-to-end performance with all the other components of our blockchain.”